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Shanxi Li Jujube Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Indulge in the Shanxi Li Jujube Tree, celebrated for its sweet, plump dates and robust growth. Order online now for a taste of exotic, homegrown freshness.


Cold Hardy (10°)-(5°)
Growing Zone 6A - 10B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Shanxi Li Jujube: The Sweet Crunch of Ancient Delight

About the Fruit

Embark on a journey through time with the Shanxi Li Jujube, a fruit treasured for centuries on the Silk Road for its delightful sweetness and crisp texture. This delectable fruit, with its rich, apple-like flavor and hints of date, offers a unique snacking experience. Packed with vitamins and minerals, the Shanxi Li Jujube is not only a healthy treat but also a versatile culinary companion, perfect for both fresh and dried consumption.

What to Know About the Tree

The Shanxi Li Jujube tree is a marvel of resilience and beauty. This deciduous tree graces the landscape with its glossy, deep green leaves that turn a stunning yellow in the fall. Reaching a mature height of 15-20 feet, it’s adorned with small, fragrant flowers that transform into the sizeable, round fruits known for their exceptional sweetness. Drought-tolerant and requiring minimal care, this jujube tree is a robust addition to any garden.

Harvest Season

Come late summer to early fall, the Shanxi Li Jujube tree rewards gardeners with an abundant harvest. The branches laden with golden-brown fruits are not just a sight to behold but are also an invitation to indulge in the fruits’ fresh, crunchy goodness or to create dried jujubes that resemble dates in texture and taste — a natural bounty that extends well beyond the harvest season.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine your very own fruitscape™, where the Shanxi Li Jujube tree stands tall, its lush foliage and bounteous fruit infusing your garden with both beauty and flavor. This tree not only offers a unique aesthetic with its seasonal color changes but also supplies your table with exotic, nutritious fruits. Perfect as a centerpiece or integrated into a diverse edible landscape, it’s an attractive, practical choice for any fruit lover.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee your Shanxi Li Jujube tree arrives 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our family to yours. Experience our superior packaging and straightforward shipping, and feel the confidence of purchasing from a trusted, nationally renowned online nursery that exudes a local-friendly vibe. Elevate your gardening game with the Shanxi Li Jujube tree and savor the sweet crunch of ancient delight in your own fruitscape™.

Cold Hardy(10°)-(5°)
Container PlantNo
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height20-25 FT
Mature Width10-15 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing10-15 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Jujube Trees

Experience the fun and fascination of Fruitscaping™ with our Jujube Trees. These charming, easy-care trees are a delightful addition to any gardening endeavor, known for their resilience, longevity, and delicious, sweet fruit reminiscent of apples.

Jujube Trees, or “Chinese Dates”, are a fantastic choice for the adventurous home gardener. Their robust growth habit, drought tolerance, and adaptability to various soil types make them a perfect fit for a range of climates and landscapes. Moreover, their resistance to pests and diseases means less time fussing over your tree and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor.

The Jujube Tree’s rewards extend beyond its effortless care. The small, apple-like fruits have a sweet, crisp texture when fresh, and they mature into a soft, date-like consistency when dried. Whether eaten fresh, dried, or used in baking and confectionery, jujubes offer a unique, versatile flavor to savor and share.

In the garden, Jujube Trees shine with their architectural beauty. Their gnarled, zigzagging branches create an eye-catching pattern, while the shiny, bright green leaves bring a lush vibrancy. Come fall, the leaves turn a stunning yellow, providing a dramatic seasonal display.

Maintaining your Jujube Tree is straightforward – a sunny location, well-draining soil, and occasional watering in dry conditions are the basic requirements. A yearly application of a balanced fertilizer can also enhance the tree’s health and productivity.

Venture into the engaging world of Fruitscaping™ with Jujube Trees. From the rewarding process of nurturing and care to the sweet taste of your homegrown jujubes, these trees bring joy, beauty, and a touch of the exotic to your backyard.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Jujube Recipe

Candied Dried Jujube

  • Lightly prick the skin of 2 cups of ripe Jujube.
  • Fill a mason jar with fruit and top with honey.
  • Seal and place to marinate in the refrigerator for one week.
  • Take out and place on a cookie sheet. Place in a low heat oven (about 200 degrees) and dehydrate until thoroughly dried.
  • Roll in confectioners sugar, and eat them like crazy!
Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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